General Motors is calling the forthcoming Cadillac Lyriq the “first-ever Cadillac EV electric crossover vehicle”. It’s expected to beat the all-electric Cadillac Escalade to market.
Its name is a step away from the alphanumeric nomenclature Cadillac has used on sedans and SUVs in recent history.
The model has design lines borrowed from the Escala concept, which debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as a front end and side design lines that are a bold take on the body of the Chevrolet Blazer.
The model features design that is modern but reminiscent to the Chevrolet Blazer.Photo courtesy of Cadillac
As pictured, at the front is a modified grille area featuring two large air intakes on the sides flanked by long LED fog lamps, and a larger air intake down below.
Cadillac badging is placed below the steep hood at the center while headlamps are long slivers right in line with the hood latch. The badging illuminates.
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Because the EV doesn’t require the mechanics of a traditional internal combustion engine, it is likely that under the hood is a front trunk (frunk).
The crossover has a fastback-esque roofline and small side mirrors.
Based on the images shared by Cadillac, the SUV looks to be a two-row model.
All in all, it’s a relatively typical crossover design.
The Lyriq is built on the new General Motors electric vehicle platform that debuted this week. The platform is capable of working with front-, rear-, and all-wheel drive vehicles.
Cadillac recently announced that an all-electric version of the Escalade is planned and will arrive before 2025. There is no official word on when the Lyriq will make it to dealerships, but the chances are sooner rather than later.